Recipes I've Shared:

Lap-Band Friendly: Wilted Spinach with Blue Cheese, Bacon and Onion

This is another really easy and super flavorful side dish. Use the precooked bacon because it's less greasy and easy to cook.

Lap-band Friendly: Cashew-Mushroom Dip

If you can't find Cashew butter you can use peanut butter instead

Vegetarian Times: Mango Wrapped Bananas

This is a beautiful recipe from the June 2008 issue of Vegetarian times. They are refreshing and healthy and resemble shushi topped with roe.

Lap-band Friendly: White Beans with Rosemary

If you have fresh Rosemary this is a great way to use it in a side dish. If using dried Rosemary use half of the amount listed in the recipe (1 Tbsp)

Lap-band Friendly: Korean BBQ Marinade

Tis is a great marinade for portabello mushroom, skirt steak and tofu.

Lap-band Friendly: Carrot Dip

Great low fat dip that can be used with home-made pita chips, baked low carb tortilla chips or fresh veggies

Lap-band Friendly: Crockpot White Bean Chili

The cumin is what really gives this it's flavor so don't be afraid to use it.

lap-band Friendly: Red Pepper and Tomato Hummus

This taste great served with fresh raw vegetables or home made pita chips.

Lap-band Friendly: Ground chicken Kebab

These are great on the grill and can be served with grilled vegetables and brown rice.

Make the meat mixture the night before or at least in the morning to allow the flavors to blend.

Lap-band Friendly: Chicken Salad with Grapes & Pecans

This is a great recipe to make when you have extra chicken from a previous meal. I like to use the breast of the roasted chicken that you can buy at the super market.

Lap-band Friendly: Roasted Beets with Pistachio Pomegranate Dressing

Pomegranate Syrup is used to sweeten this brightly colored salad. The lemon balances it out and the nuts add a richness.

Lap-band Friendly: Carrot Coconut Saute

This is a great side dish or a light lunch. I created it after having extra carrots from a soup I was making. The combination of curry, coconut milk and pistachio adds a rich sauce to a simple vegetable.

Lap-band Friendly: Morning Cleansing Juice

If you have a juicer this is a really great "wake-up" Juice. It is not too sweet and you can add an additional apple for an additional 28 calories to sweeten it up

Lap-band Friendly: Spicy Coconut and Chickpea Salad

This can be served as a salad/side dish or blended and used as a vegetarian sandwich spread or dip

Lap-band Friendly: Sunomono - Japanese Cucumber Salad

I use a mandoline to slice the cucumber into thin uniform sizes

Incredible! (3 ratings)
Lap-band Friendly: Stuffed Cucumber Low Carb Lunch

This is loosely based off of a traditional cucumber sandwich. I'm trying to keep my carbohydrate count down so I skipped the bread and used the cucumber as the base

Lap-band Friendly: Simple Cilantro Pesto

This is a great addition to add a bit of punch to a simple pureed soup. Use it sparingly and decoratively

This makes 12 tablespoon sized servings.

Lap-band Friendly: Argentine Beef and Winter Squash Stew

This is based on an Argentine Stew that is normally served in a baked pumpkin stew. I have added winter squash to the recipe so that it can be made even when pumpkins are unavailable.

Although the calorie count is a bit high, this is a hearty one pot meal so one serving is all you need

Very Good (1 rating)
Lap-band Friendly: Northern Thai (Issan Style) Grilled Beef Salad

Northern Thai and Laos have a unique take on traditional Thai dishes. This is my favorite region and this is one of my favorite beef dishes from the region.

Lap-band Friendly: Silky Winter Squash Soup

This makes a huge batch of soup. The tofu adds protein and gives it a silky smooth texture. Feel free to use any type winter squash. In this case I used 1 medium butternut and 2 Acorn Squash

Lap-band Friendly: Pureed Vegetable Soup - week 1 & 2

This is a nice creamy soup that is loaded with vegetarian proteins without the fat. Make sure you dilute the soup with additional broth until it is at a consistency that can be sucked through a straw. But, DO NOT USE A STRAW

Lap-band Friendly: Mock German "Potato" Salad

I'm trying to watch my carbs, but I love the sweet & tangy taste of German Potato salad. So here is my low carb version.

Lap-band Friendly: Hemp Berry Smoothie

This provides a good dose of healthy oil, dairy and fruit fiber

Lap-band Friendly: Fire Roasted Tomato Soup

Cook tomato over an open flame to get the smokey taste. Use fresh chorizo if you can find it, otherwise omit it from the recipe. You can purchase frozen roasted corn if you don't want to roast the corn yourself.

Lap-band Friendly: Ethiopian Yellow Peas

This is a great, fragrant vegetarian dish. I sometimes substitute the water for vegetable broth to get even more flavor.

Lap-band Friendly: Creamy-Savory Cole slaw

This is a really good "non-sweet" coleslaw recipe. Some of the ingredients listed are not in the data base so only pay attention to my ingredients list. Nutritional information should be about the same

Lap-band Friendly: Coconut Pumpkin Soup

Super easy and Vegan. The coconut oil used is actually a very healthy oil to use and studies suggest that it may actually boost metabolism.

Lap-band Friendly: Corned Beef and Cabbage tower

I'm trying to figure out ways to prepare a meal for my family and then use those ingredients to prepare a serving for myself that fits my lap-band needs.

Lap-Band Friendly Carrot, Leek and Potato Soup

This is a version of the classic French soup known as Potage Bonne Femme. I have created my own recipe to suit people that have had bariatric surgery or people trying to add more protein into their diet.

Very Good (3 ratings)
Crockpot Corned Beef

This is a high calorie food. But, the calories are all in the meat so measure your meat and fill up on the vegetables. I calculated this as a 12 serving recipe to parcel the meat serving to 4 ounces and it's still pretty high.

Enjoy it once or twice per year

Tatum's Beef Stroganoff

This is made for a 12 year old kid. It doesn't have the cream of mushroom soup that I like just a bunch of canned soup

Braised Cucumber

I made this after watching "Julia and Julia"


I use a 16 ounce glass bottle to mix mine in and I drink it warm. Sipping several glasses throughout the day.


This is my new favorite late night snack. I crave things that are crunhcy and savory and this odd combination hits the spot.

Fat Burning Lime Bars

This recipe is a raw food that burns fat and improves thyroid and skin function.

Paula Deen's Beef Stroganoff

Courtesy of Paula Deen, 2008

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